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adjen’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 22 Mar 2007

Location: Melbourne, Australia

MapHere is the travel plan in outline. Dont hold us to this as we intend to take detours or even skip the desert bits. We intend to leave Melbourne around 26-27 April and travel seperately to visit family in Perth and the Gold Coast. We will then meet up in Darwin on 14 May to start the trip.

Monday, 15 May 2006 Darwin
Darwin tropical markets
Kakudu NP
Adelaide River
Emerald Springs RH
Douglas Hot Springs
Pine Creek
Katherine
Katherine Gorge
324 kms

Monday, 22 May 2006 Katherine
Victoria River
Timber Creek
Kununurra
Larke Argyle
Ord River (canoe/fish)
Purnulu (Bungle Bungle)
Whyndam
510 kms

Thursday, 1 June 2006 Kununurra
Emma Gorge
Home Valley Stn
Ellenbrae Stn
Mt Barnett RH
Imitji AC
Winjana Gorge NP
Fitzroy Crossing
Visit Geike Gorge
704 kms (ibb river road is gravel for over 600 kms!)

Sunday, 11 June 2006 Fitzroy Crossing
Derby
258

Wednesday, 14 June 2006 Derby
Willare Br RH
Roebuck RH
Broome
223kms
Rest days in Broome (beach, pearls,diamonds, tropical markets)

Thursday, 22 June 2006 Broome
Roebuck RH
Sandfire RH
8 Mile Beach CP
Pardoo RH Port Hedland
615 kms
big distance with no towns
290 kilometres from Port Hedland and 320 from Broome, Sandfire is the ONLY fuel/water stop in 610 kilometres of road (take a bus instead?)

Friday, 30 June 2006 Port Hedland
South Hedland
Auski RH
262 kms

Monday, 3 July 2006
Auski RH
Karijini NP (Dales Camp, Savananh Camp)
Tom Price
211 kms
Tour Karrijni NP (pilbara gorges), gravel roads

Saturday, 8 July 2006 Tom Price
Mt Florance Stn
Millstream NP (Deep Reach Camp, Python Pool Camp)
Roeburne
Point Samson
383
Sampson has best fish and chips in Aust

Thursday, 13 July 2006 Point Samson
Roeburne
Karratha
Dampier
62kms Dampier Archipelgo (boat trip)

Sunday, 16 July 2006 Dampier
Karratha RH
Fortescue RH
Nanutarra RH
Giralia Stn
Learmonth Exmouth
530kms big distance with no towns

Sunday, 23 July 2006 Exmouth
NW Cape
Ningaloo NP
Exmouth
174 kms Camp at Ningaloo?
Diving trip perhaps (corals and Whale Sharks)

Saturday, 29 July 2006 Exmouth
Coral Bay
Minilya RH
Carnarvon
250 kms Rest at Coral Bay?

Thursday, 3 August 2006 Carnarvon
Hamelin Pool
Nanga Station
Shark Bay (Denham)
Kalbarri
695 kms Hamelin Pool to Shark Bay is 270 return detour
Maybe a fishing boat Carnarvon to Denham would cut distance (bit expensive)
Rest days at kalbarri (visit gorges)

Saturday, 12 August 2006 Kalbarri
Geraldton
153 kms Biggest town since darwin
Simon's cousin Julie lives here

Tuesday, 15 August 2006
Leeman
Jurien
Moora
Joondalup
Perth
493 kms Our new home in Perth?

TOTAL 5847 kms